A rustic blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Mataro, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet and Black Malvoisie, all old vine, this red is aromatic in blackberry fruit, spicy pepper and a layering of herbs. Balanced with a long finish, it's dense and ready to drink, with equally lush foods.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.